I am a modern-orthodox rabbi and Jewish educator, originally from the UK and who has spent most of the last decade living in Israel. From August 2015 I have relocated to New York where I am privileged to be working at New York University in Manhattan as the Director of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU) and as the rabbi of the Orthodox community there.
I received my Semikha (rabbinic ordination) from Rav Zalman Nehemia Goldberg in 2013 and completed the Semikha of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate in the summer of 2015 after wonderful years spent studying in the Kollel Halakha of Yeshivat Har Etzion and in the Interdisciplinary Bet Midrash of Bet Morasha.
My academic background is in political philosophy and I have degrees from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and University College London’s School of Public Policy. I do not view my academic background and interests as distinct or separate from my Jewish learning, but feel that each area enriches the other.
In the past I have worked and taught in Sydney, New York, and throughout the UK and Israel. I am on the faculty of London School of Jewish Studies where I continue to teach when in London, and have worked as a Rabbi for the Tzohar rabbinical organisation in Israel, at the interface of religious and secular relations.
In parallel with my studies, I have taught many individuals and groups across the world online over the last few years. This originated with students from London who wished to continue studying with me after I left the UK and has grown since. The classes involve the gamut of Jewish studies and ages range from 13 to 53. We live in a very exciting time in terms of developments in both the content of Jewish education and the means of its transmission and I am privileged to be able to take part in this both as a student and an educator. If you are interested in trying out a free introductory class online, just click here, and feel free to be in touch.
This site is intended to be a repository for divrei Torah and source-sheets, as well as essays and articles on a range of topics to do with Jewish learning, and issues affecting the contemporary Jewish world.
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